Besam
Yousef
6-2-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 6-2-0
Summary: Well-rounded, aggressive striking

Fighter Info

From: Al-Hassake Syria
Fights Out Of: Gothenburg Sweden
Age: 29
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
133
53% Successful
71
Types of Successful Strikes
0
71
34% Standing
63% Clinch
24
45
2
Striking Defense
39
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
3
67% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
50
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Papy Abedi Apr 6, 2013
53 4 0 2 R3 Decision - Split
Besam Yousef 43 2 0 0
Loss
Simeon Thoresen Apr 14, 2012
37 1 3 2 R2 Submission
Besam Yousef 28 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: A typical day of training would be physical training in the morning and MMA sparring in the evening.

Thoughts on opponent, Stephen Thompson?
I know Thompson is a world champion in kickboxing, and he likes to throw kicks a lot. I'm really looking forward to this fight to show what I bring to the division.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2003 and got inspired by watching the UFC.

What ranks and titles have you held? The Zone welterweight champion

Do you have any heroes? Growing up I liked Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is every MMA fighter’s dream and I am honored to be on the UFC Sweden fight card!

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
None

What was your job before you started fighting? None

Favorite grappling technique: Arm Triangle

Favorite Striking technique: Left Hook

•    Pro since 2008

•    Three wins by submission, two by KO

•    Four first round finishes

Career

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